Paving the way for better care and a better future…

Welcome to Southwest Virginia Nephrology Medicine, PC.

Your Roanoke Kidney Doctor


Do you have a kidney problem?
Do you suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes?
Are you at risk for chronic kidney disease?
Are you a dialysis patient and looking for kidney specialist in Roanoke, Salem or surrounding areas?

The difference at Southwest Virginia Nephrology Medicine, PC is that you will enjoy a great relationship with medical excellence – See our reviews below ….. Our highly educated and experienced multidisciplinary renal team based in Roanoke, VA has a proven track record for improving the kidney health of our patients. We are well qualified to determine the best treatment options to improve your kidney function, and to educate you on how to prevent kidney failure.

OurHealth-Roanoke-New-River-Valleys-2015-Best-Bedside-Manner-Awards-Fin-web-2Our trusted board certified Roanoke kidney doctor, Fletcher Matthews, MD also manages your dialysis process (if required) and guides you in deciding if kidney transplant is a treatment option for you. In the category Nephrology within “The 10th Best Bedside Manner Awards Anniversary Edition”; OurHealth Virginia has awarded the first place for the Roanoke area to Fletcher Matthews, MD of SWVA Nephrology Medicine, PC – click here to view achievement.

We are affiliated with Fresenius Kidney Care and DaVita Kidney Care that provides superior dialysis services to our patients. Since systemic diseases such high blood pressure and diabetes also affect your kidney adversely, our kidney doctor also specializes in preventing and treating renal damage caused by these whole body diseases.

Southwest Virginia Nephrology Medicine PC is caring and compassionate about your well-being and provides personal attention, friendly service and high quality nephrological care in a relaxed atmosphere.

If you feel you have kidney problems or at risk for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) please call Southwest Virginia Nephrology Medicine at (540) 904-5366 or complete the contact us form (click here). Our unwavering commitment is paving the way for better care and a better future.




We encourage and promote kidney patient education, early kidney disease detection, lifestyle modification and prevention as critical aspects to optimal long-term health and renal disease management. Increased kidney education ensures that you are better -informed about your own kidney health.

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SWVA Nephrology have successfully treated kidney diseases such as: kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, renal failure, chronic urinary tract infections, electrolyte imbalances and other kidney disorders. Our unwavering commitment to you is paving the way for better care and a better future.

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Our priority and commitment to you as kidney patient is a stress free and pleasant experience at SWVA Nephrology in Roanoke. Learn more about new kidney patients; schedule an appointment; lab kidney testing/results; kidney treatment prescription refills; billing, Insurance, office hours and telephone calls.

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– Medical College of Virginia (MD)
– Geisinger Medical Center Residency Internal Medicine
– University of Virginia Fellowship, Nephrology
– American Board Certified Internist of Internal Medicine
– American Board Certified Nephrologist of Internal

Roanoke Kidney Doctor Fletcher Matthews (MD) specializes in nephrology and has extensive experience as a clinical nephrologist in the Roanoke Valley. As kidney specialist he diagnoses, treats, and manages diseases and complications affecting your kidneys. These may include kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, renal failure, chronic urinary tract infections, and other disorders that affect the kidneys.

As a continuing clinical Nephrologist he brought Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Lewis Gale Medical Center and added nocturnal dialysis first to the New River Valley Dialysis Unit in Radford then to Roanoke.


I am grateful for Dr. Matthews honesty and directness. Follow his recommendations! He is brilliant and excellent kidney specialist in Southwest Virginia.
Donna & Eddie fortune | Aug 18, 2013
“AMAZING. I have been a nephrology (kidney) patient for 30 years and now I feel that I have a Dr. who takes an interest in me. Not Going Anywhere Else! “
BM in Lynchburg, VA | Jun 15, 2016
“I personally would highly recommend Southwest Virginia Nephrology Dr. Fletcher Matthews, as I feel like a person not a number. I have been with another nephrology group in the valley and the care and treatment with that group could not compare.”
SMK in Roanoke, VA | Mar 10, 2016
“Dr. Matthews has gotten my blood pressure lowered when no one else could. I have been very pleased with the care I have received.”
TO Roanoke, VA | Jan 20, 2016
“Gifted doctor!!! Dr. Fletcher Matthews is a gifted doctor of diverse extra-ordinary skills…who can turn-around a “stubborn” patient (like my husband) who doesn’t want to see a doctor whom he can’t trust. … Dr. Fletcher Matthews to be a “miracle” nephrologist!! Thank you, Dr. Matthews. Be proud of your honesty and professionalism.”
Sonya | Aug 29, 2013
“Great Doctor!. I had massive heart attack. Was flown to Roanoke VA. Doctor Fletcher took care of me… He made me comfortable and put me at peace I wasn’t scared anymore. He explained everything to my husband and I… I trusted him with my life. I highly recommend him were ever he goes.”
Donna & Eddie fortune | Aug 18, 2013
“Brilliant and a miracle doctor!!! Dr. Matthews is a brilliant, compassionate, and caring physician. He takes care of his patients and loved by his patients who understood him for what he believes is for the betterment of his patients. He is straightforward and always gives the right diagnosis… Your healing hands are truly a miracle and a gift!!!!”
Satisfied patient | Jun 26, 2013
I just wanted to thank Dr. Matthews for doing all he could for my dad. He never gave up on him and he never lost the compassion. We lost dad May 28, 2016 but not due to Dr. Matthews ever giving up. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Our family will never forget all you did for dad. God bless you now and always.
Thank you CW from Covington, VA | Jan 01, 2017

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Disclaimer: Prospective kidney patients may not perceive the same experience or obtain similar results